Wednesday 31 December 2014

Reading Bingo Challenge 2014 Wrap-Up Post

Wrap Up Post for Reading Bingo Challenge (Thanks to Random House)

Came across this challenge from Random House and couldn't resist. I tried to do the whole card, but missed two squares. 

* A Book with More than 500 Pages
     Chronicle of a Working Life by Monica Dickens. Finished February 9 (658 pages)
* A Forgotten Classic
     Saigon by Anthony Grey. Finished June 8 (first published 1983)
* A Book that Became a Movie

* A Book Published This Year
     The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley. Finished January 28
* A Book with a Number in the Title
     Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George. Finished January 21
* A Book Written by Someone Under Thirty

* A Book With Non-Human Characters
     The Blue Fox by Sjon. Finished May 9 (Fox)
* A Funny Book
     Rude Bitches Make Me Tired by Celia Rivenbark. Finished February 17
* A Book by a Female Author
     Bigfoot Dreams by Francine Prose. Finished January 23
* A Book with a Mystery
     Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon. Finished January 20
* A Book with a One Word Title
     Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith. Finished March 3
* A Book of Short Stories
     Up on the Roof by P.K. Page. Finished February 25
* Free Square
* A Book Set on a Different Continent
     Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel. Finished January 5 (Asia)
* A Book of Non Fiction
     The Man Who Loves Books Too Much by Alison Hoover Bartlett. Finished January 22
* The First Book by a Favourite Author
     In the Darkness by Karin Fossum. Finished February 16
* A Book You Heard about Online
     Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight. Finished January 18 
     (Was featured book on the 50 Book Challenge site)
* A Best-Selling Book
     The Bear by Claire Cameron. Finished March 7
* A Book Based on a True Story:
     A Jew Must Die by Jacques Chessex. Finished January 17
* A Book at the Bottom of Your To-Be-Read Pile
     The Secret Purposes by David Baddiel. Finished May 18
* A Book Your Friend Loves
     Little Bastards in Springtime by Katja Rudolph. Finished September 10
* A Book That Scares You
     Sand Castle by Frederik Peeters and Pierre Oscar Levy. Finished May 21
* A Book That is More Than Ten Years Old
     Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Finished January 30 (Published 1975)
* The Second Book in a Series
     The Boy in the Snow by M.J. McGrath. Finished March 23
* A Book with a Blue Cover
     Touch by Adania Shibli. Finished January 13 (Can't get much bluer than that)

And of course since they have a YA version as well and I do read some YA, I thought I might as well try for that too. Unfortunately the YA I read often didn't seem to fit into these categories. I didn't even get a regular Bingo.

So here are my reads
* A Book with a Female Heroine
     A Girl Called Fearless by Catherine Linka. Finished June 15
* A Book Set in a High School
* The Last book of a Trilogy
* A Book with a Colour in the Title
* The First Book in a Series
     Between Heaven and Earth by Eric Walters. Finished February 8 (Series: Seven)
* A Book Set in the Future
* A Book with a Break Up
     Slam by Nick Hornby. Finished May 22
* A Book without a Love Triangle
     Jump Cut by Ted Staunton. Finished February 23
* A Book that Became a Movie
* A Book Set in Paris
* A Book Set in the Past
     Kid Soldier by Jennifer Maruno. Finished February 3 (World War II)
* A Book with Magic
     The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney. Finished August 18
* Free Square
* A Book Set in the Summer
* A Book with a Dragon
* A Book that Made You Cry
     The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. Finished May 4
* A Graphic Novel
* A Book Based on a Myth
* A "Classic" YA Book
* A Book with a Lion, a Witch, or a Wardrobe
* A Book with an Incredible Fight Scene
     The Rule of Three by Eric Walters. Finished March 17 (Firefight in the air)
* A Book You Heard about Online
    Scars by Cheryl Rainfield. Finished April 28 (Heard about on Love Bites and Silks Reading  
* A Book Set in Another World
* A Book with an Epic Love Story
* A Book with Music

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